The rallying cry of the Reformation was Sola Fide, meaning justification by faith, alone. The challenge for the average Evangelical Christian is to articulate what this means, and here is where the Church should be concerned. Despite being in a local religious assembly for many years, multitudes of professing believers are still at a basic … Continue reading Sola Fide: The Rallying Cry of the Reformation
“Would you live for Jesus, and be always pure and good?Would you walk with Him within the narrow road?Would you have Him bear your burden, carry all your load?Let Him have His way with thee. His power can make you what you ought to be;His blood can cleanse your heart and make you free;His love … Continue reading The Destructive Results of Self-Forgiveness
“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [lampstand] out of his place, except thou repent” (Rev. 2:1, 5). As I study Revelation afresh, my attention has … Continue reading How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7) On October 31, 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk in Wittenberg, Germany wanted … Continue reading Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping
“Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so … Continue reading Our So Great Salvation
A subdivision of theology is called eschatology. The word is derived from the Greek, eschaton, which refers to the future, or the last things. There should be an interest in eschatology because we are mortal, and must deal with death. We do not like to think about death. We avoid the subject seriously if at … Continue reading My Heart is in Heaven
I do realize that today, April 5, 2020, is Palm Sunday, which honors the moment when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey, prior to being betrayed by His disciple, Judas Iscariot. I do not want to diminish the importance of this event, but I would like to move forward in the narrative, and draw … Continue reading Seven Trials for the Savior